Lead Developer / Programmer Analyst 3
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT
Salary Grade: 25
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per
week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of
Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is
its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and
information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books
to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital
initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly
information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and fifteen school and
departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of
over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty
and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of
staff development. For additional information on the Yale
University Library, please visit the Library's web site at
BEINECKE RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
The Beinecke Library, one of the world's largest buildings devoted entirely to
rare books and manuscripts, is Yale's principal repository for literary
archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke collections are
internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For
further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site
Reporting to the Head of Technology and Digital Assets, the Lead Developer
develops, integrates, implements, and supports both front end and back end web
applications. Works collegially and collaboratively with
staff within Beinecke, across the Yale University Library, the Office of
Digital Assets & Infrastructure, and Yale Information Technology Services.
Takes the lead role in providing recommendations, technical guidance, designs
and documentation for projects related to implementing new systems, improving
existing systems, describing how the new technology will integrate into staff
workflows, and specifying how outside units or vendors will participate in
1. Provides technical expertise in
developing programs or systems of moderate to large size.
2. Responsible for the development and
delivery of applications, programs, and systems. Evaluates
departmental business and administrative processes and needs. Identify,
define, and analyzes system requirements to meet the expectations of
stakeholders and intended end user needs, scheduled timeline, and budgetary
3. Defines and designs new systems and
applications. Provides business solutions. Performs complex problem solving.
4. Provides technical guidance and
recommendations for projects which includes architectural design, technology
selection and methodologies to apply. Responsible for the creation,
definition, requirements, communication and management of project plans. Plans
billable time and project implementation costs.
5. Provides ongoing maintenance and
support for applications and systems.
6. Drives the development of systems
documentation. Develops formal design proposals and cost and time estimates
for new systems. Trains and mentors technical staff. Provides training to end
7. Recommends and creates new policy.
8. Applies and keeps current with existing
and emerging technologies and methodologies. Provides ongoing input to the
establishment of programming standards, procedures, and methodologies.
9. May perform other duties as assigned.
1. Provides technical expertise in
developing and supporting programs or systems of moderate to large size for
use by patrons and staff of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and
the Yale University Library.
2. Takes the lead role in providing
recommendations, technical guidance, designs and documentation for projects
related to implementing new systems, improving existing systems, describing
how the new technology will integrate into staff workflows, and specifying how
outside units or vendors will participate in projects.
3. Takes a technical leadership position
in selecting and implementing various library-related software packages and
participating in software projects both within the Yale community and beyond.
4. Formulates and implements project
plans, coordinates with other departments and user groups, and brings projects
to timely completion for a diverse set of user communities.
5. Drives the development of systems
documentation. Develops formal design proposals, cost and
time estimates for new systems. Trains and mentors technical
staff. Provides training to end-users.
6. Applies and keeps current with existing
and emerging technologies and methodologies. Provides
ongoing input to the establishment of programming standards, procedures, and
methodologies and makes appropriate recommendations.
7. May be assigned additional
responsibilities as required.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree. Five years of related experience in
analysis and programming of medium to large-scale systems; or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Expert knowledge of: server-side web
programming languages; user-facing web standards and platforms; all aspects of
coding, debugging, and unit testing routines for any project.
2. Demonstrated ability with: managing,
migrating, and integrating complex data sets; using and developing web
applications and services, both local and cloud based server environment using
UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft Server running web server software.
3. Database administration and programming
experience, particularly with MS SQL Server (SSIS, SSRS), MySQL, PostgreSQL,
and/or Oracle. Must demonstrate the ability to craft SQL,
stored procedures, automate regular ETL routines, and user-defined functions.
4. Strong organizational skills, ability
to prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple and
changing priorities. Apply well-developed analytical and
problem solving skills with an ability to address high-level technical
problems and provide workflow and resource analysis. Ability to communicate effectively
through both oral and written expression. Demonstrated
ability to work well independently and with others. Must be
willing to present work to both technical and lay audiences.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
Experience with: PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, .Net using C# or Visual Basic,
and/or Java; user-facing web standards/platforms (Drupal,
web); library software (Atlas Aeon, Archivists' Toolkit, VuFind, Blacklight,
LadyBird); search platforms (i.e. Apache Solr); web server
software (Apache HTTP, Tomcat, Microsoft IIS 6/7).
Demonstrable track record of developing high quality and innovative
applications, products, and services preferably in a library, academic
institution, or the non-profit sector.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate
consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
19610BR. Please be sure to reference 19610BR in your cover
BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and
credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal
candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position
based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent on successful completion of the required background
check. Please visit
http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional
information on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented minority groups.
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